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Worldmapper

Worldmapper
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest. In 2009 we added a series of maps of the world's population using a gridded cartogram approach: Worldmapper Population Atlas If you are interested in more background on map projections, read the short introductions about Worldmapper and map projections and gridded cartograms as a map projection. Find out more about the world's population in a new interactive map feature and our gridded country cartogram series:

http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html

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Drottningholm Palace panorama in Sweden - 360Cities Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro.

The Stolen Generations One of three posters produced by Batchelor Press/Batchelor Institute to commemorate the day Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the stolen generation (February, 13, 2008). On May 26th, each year since 1998, people in Australia come together for National Sorry Day events, and on February 13th to commemorate the National Apology to the Stolen Generations of Indigenous Australians given by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on behalf of the government and the nation. This is part two in a series of articles examining national apologies to those who suffered egregious wrongs, pain, suffering and death at the hands of governments and people, and an examination of national efforts towards reconciliation and the righting of wrongs. Last Sunday I examined the recent apology speech by Australian PM Julia Gillard. I was, and am, moved by the righting of wrongs inflicted on minority populations or the powerless by those in power.

40 more maps that explain the world Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I've included a link for more information on just about every one.

Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom - Windows to the Universe Have students read the Windows to the Universe page entitled The Carbon Cycle. Introduction: Ask students to (based of the reading) list the places where carbon is found on Earth. As a class, brainstorm why carbon is important and why carbon is sometimes hazardous. Tell students that for this online interactive game, they are all playing the role of carbon atoms. They will travel through the carbon cycle. Life Before the Dinosaurs: Meganeura. Meganeura was a genus of huge griffinfly (a griffinfly is similar to a dragonfly, but much bigger), which lived during the Carboniferous Period. It had a wingspan of about 2-1/2 feet and probably ate animals such as other flying insects and probably some small amphibians and reptiles. Fossils of Meganeura have been found in North America, France, and Great Britain. Meganeura means "big nerves," referring to the veins in its wings.

Maps to be Used for the History of Europe Euratlas Periodis Web shows the history of Europe through a sequence of 21 historical maps, every map depicting the political situation at the end of each century. Here, on the left, are 21 mini-maps giving access to 21 full maps and to 84 quarters of maps with more detailed views of the states, provinces and main cities.Moreover, each map offers a historical gazetteer. Thus you can highlight in red each sovereign state and in green each dependent entity. See the Map Legend for more details. Navigation through the atlas is easy: on the left side of the pages, you simply need to choose a century for temporal navigation. French and German versions of this historical atlas are also provided and you can view them by clicking on the small flags at the top of the pages.

Why cheap chocolate eggs are bad for us – and terrible for poor cocoa farmers From Belgian chocolate eggs encrusted with salted caramel to foil-wrapped Swiss bunnies, Easter treats have never been so cheap. The supermarket price war that started with everyday staples, such as bread and milk, has spread to seasonal luxuries. The average price of an Easter egg at one of the nation’s big four supermarkets is almost 10% lower than last year, according to Grocer magazine. Many own-brand eggs cost well under a pound. But the arrival of the One Direction Easter egg – its price reduced by a fifth (to 79p) in publicity-seeking tribute to the departure of Zayn Malik – could soon be a hazy memory of 2015.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new.

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